20th April

…and improving each year. We have cut this for the Rosemoor RHS show on Saturday. Magnolia ‘Sensation’ Magnolia ‘Sensation’ Magnolia ‘Sensation’ Azalea ‘Salmon Pink’ has been scorched by sun after…

14th May

…out before. One from Millais I expect. A delicate blowsy pink with a compact habit. Rhododendron ‘Van Nes Sensation’ Rhododendron ‘Van Nes Sensation’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ now full out…

16th May

…addition to the flowering spectacle of the drive as the azaleas approach their best. Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ We looked at Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ last week. This…

10th March

…and 15-18ft tall already. Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ The first large leafed Rhododendron sinogrande seedling which I have seen out this year. Rhododendron sinogrande seedling Rhododendron sinogrande seedling…

25th May

…here we cut this for Chelsea a week ago but it flopped in the heat and had to be binned before judging. Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ Azalea ‘Gena…

27th May

…addition. Syringa ‘Sensation’ Syringa ‘Sensation’ I must have relented on the anti-lilac front for here is Syringa ‘Sensation’ with its bicolour flowers. Time it was pruned down hard. Not very…

8th September

…freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ living up to its name. Acer freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Early Sensation’ fading off to pink. Hydrangea paniculata ‘Early Sensation’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Early Sensation’ Arundo donax…

15th April

…double flowers. Rhododendron ‘Johnny Johnstone’ Rhododendron ‘Johnny Johnstone’ Rhododendron ‘Van Nes Sensation’ Rhododendron ‘Van Nes Sensation’ Something is, like last year, biting the Embothrium flowers in half to get at…

8th March

…Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ (this is Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata ‘Lanarth’ x Magnolia liliiflora). Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Wakehurst’ with three flowers full out. Very nice indeed!…

18th April

…cherry. Prunus matsumae ‘Hanaguruma’ Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ is a later flowering New Zealander which is well worth growing. This is the last decent flower. Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ is…